how to pronounce der


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the above transcription of der is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

der is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of der in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… das Gefühl, dass wir verschiedene Innovationen in der Ausstellung haben, aber vielleicht damit anfangen …”

meanings of der


  1. Him, he.
  2. Who; that; which.
  3. Dative feminine singular of der: (to) whom, which, that.
  4. The one, him.
  5. That.
  6. Dative feminine singular of der: (to) that, (to) her.


  1. The.
  2. Genitive plural.
  3. Genitive/dative feminine singular.

der frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word der occurs in german on average 20925.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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